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successful diplomacy has calmed settles over eastern ukraine. we' get the first-hand look at the cease-fire from a key port city. plus were more on an incident that unfolded in the skies over iran. what a diverted flight could mean for relations between the united states and iran. and later --
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>> but, you know, i don't like what they done to me and my brother because they took 30 years away from us for no reason. >> no hatred in the heart of a man wrongfully imprisoned for 30 years. find out what overturned his conviction. we welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to our continuing news coverage here an cnn. i'm george howell. and we begin this hour in eastern ukraine where for the first time in three months the fighting has stopped. the question now, will it last? a cease-fire between government forces and russian backed separatists went into effect about 18 hours ago. so far it does seem to be holding. the video you're looking at here was shot just before that truce went into effect in the coastal city of marra poll. the u.n. says more than 2500
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people have been killed in five months of fighting. the ukrainian president, poroshenko says he's ready to take steps to ensure peace. the last cease-fire broke down after just ten days. cnn covering all angles of this story. matthew chance is live in moscow but we begin in the ukrainian capital of kiev. these two sides, are they closer to seeing eye to eye on the future of the country? >> reporter: i think when it comes to the big issues, the core demands on both sides, when you look at the agreement, it doesn't address them. but the cease-fire will give the two sides the opportunity to tackle those issues. but so far the cease-fire looks good. we haven't had any reports of fighting since it went into
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effect around 6:00 p.m. local time yesterday. and as we get deeper open deeper into the cease-fire, you get the sense that it's going to last, it's going to stick. and these two sides signed this kbreemt in earnest and good faith. the agreement was signed yesterday where all key actors who are directly or indirectly involved in the contract met. first it was the pro-russian rebel leaders that came out and then it was poroshenko, the ukrainian president at the nato summit in wales, made a statement. he said his priority is to save lives in ukraine and to protect the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of ukraine. he said this cease plan would ideally lead to talks that would tackle the big core issues. he said the proposal includes 12
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points. what's been frustrating is neither side is yet to reveal exactly what the 12 points of the cease-fire are. we do know among the conditions are obviously an end to the military operations in southeastern ukraine, the pulling out f all heavy weapons, the exchange of soldiers who had been captured by both sides. that could happen as early as today. the establishment of a humanitarian corridor in the conflict zone and a positioning of international monitors who will make sure both sides meet these conditions. in the coming hours we'll look at the conflict zones and be sure that these two sides are heeding the cease-fire. but at this point there's finally a much needed pause to the conflict that cost more than 2500 lives. >> so peace for the moment.
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raja say ya joining us in kiev. now matthew chance in moscow. matthew, many western countries with skeptical about the cease-fire. what are you hearing from the russian leaders there? >> reporter: well they welcomed it. but you're right to point out that the western leaders are skeptical about whether it would hold. at the moment it is as we've been hearing. but more importantly where it leaves the long term makeup of ukraine. as we understand it the cease-fire leaves weapons in the hands of the pro-russian rents, it leaves them armed and allegedly funded by them as well in control of eastern and certain ukraine, including some of its major cities, as well as the surrounding towns. and if they control it, it means that the central government in kiev does not. and in fact it's most likely to be the kremlin that holtds sway
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in those areas. in some ways it gist the kremlin the victory that it was looking for. >> obviously russia denying it has a hand in this but there has been sanctions, the threat of more sanctions and the action we saw in nato. are any of these things playing a role in russia's response? >> in terms of the sanctions, it's possible that they are, in the sense that the sanctions have so far been levied against russia has caused some damage to the russian economy. but it's within no outward sign that because of these sanctions that they've gotten the peace. if new sanctions are imposed by the european union, if they're accepted by monday, the reaction from the russian side will definitely follow. so the russians, you know, saying if there are more
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skaingss they'll follow up with sanctions of their own or the reaction of some kind. nato's message is quite interesting. there's been a lot of spin put on this, a lot of bluster about how nato was standing shoulder to shoulder with ukraine but in fact it wasn't able to offer anything in terms of military support for ukraine. it spoke a lot about protecting nato allies, the article 5 in the nato contusion, an attack against one is an attack against all of them, forming a rapid reaction force to be deployed in eastern europe. but none of that has an impact on ukraine because it's not a nato ally. so the message was very much that if you're a nato ally, great, you're going to be protected. but if you're not a nato ally, you're not going to qualify for that support. it was in that context that president poroshenko essentially
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had to go to the peace talks or send his representatives and do a deal with the russians. cnn's matthew chance in moscow, we appreciate the reporting from both of you. nato leaders, including u.s. president barack obama have a new message for islamists ill tants and the group known as isis that your days are numbered. mr. obama came out talking very tough on the final day of the nato summit outlining plans to fight that terror group. the u.s. president says alliance leaders are building a coalition of nations to take on the threat of isis in iraq am sere yap. the goal is to dismantle and destroy the jihadist organization. listen. >> you can't contain an organization that is running rough shod through that much territory causing that much havoc, displacing that many people, killing that many
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innocents, enslaving that many women. the goal has to be to dismantle them. >> if we're going to deal with the problem of isil, isis, the islamic state, we have to deal with it right across the board. as i've argued, that deals with at home, stopping foreign fighters going to fight. making sure we're secure. it involves a new iraqi government. it also involves, i would argue, the same thing in syria that we need in iraq. just as we need in iraq what plur ris tick government that can represent all of the people of that country, so in syria we need a transition to a government that can represent all of the people in that country and stop brutalizing them. >> so more troubling images offer evidence into the new brutality of isis. a mass grave found in northern iraq is believed to contain the bodies of 15 shiite truck drivers killed by militant fighters.
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the men were kidnapped three months ago. each of them had been shot in the head. local residents and the families of the truck drivers led authorities to that mass grave. >> occurred dish troops have managed to gain some ground in the militants in northern iraq. the pesh me kurdish troops have also taken over some of the high ground on the approach to mosul. still to come on cnn, the air strike has killed the leader of al shabaab. we'll bring you the latest on this next. plus, authorities search for a small plane that crashed off jamaica. what may have caused the pilot to stop communicating with air traffic controllers, as cnn continues.
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. >> welcome back. the pentagon says an air strike in somalia earlier this week has dealt a major symbolic and operational loz end quote to the militant group al shabaab. karl pin hall has followed this story. karl? >> morning, george. today somalia is bracing for backlash just in the last few moments, the security minister said there's a high alert across the country by they have information that al shabaab could be planning a waive of
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suicides against government buildings, united nations and peacekeeping force understand that las vegass as well across the country from retaliation for the death of its leader. but this comes at the same time that somalia's president is offering an amnesty for al shabaab fighters if they choose to lay down their weapons. the smallian president said that the death of al shabaab's top leader could provide an opportunity for smallians to embrace peace. give up your weapons within the next 45 days and we can start building the country together. mixed signals coming out of somalia. is it going to be peace? is it going to be war? certainly the united states assessment is this blow is a decisive blow but certainly not a death blow for al shabaab. >> a little context on this. what do we know about this man? exactly why was he such an
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important target? >> he's 37 years old from what we know, had been leader of al shaban since 2008, since the previous leader was killed in an air strike. he was a cofounder in al shabaab pap those who know him describe him as a poet warrior, he was renowned for his love of poetry that he used to instill his fighting spirit. the united states was offering a $7 million bounty on his head. but of course a very brutal leader as well. he was behind the attacks on the west gate shopping mall in nairobi last year and also around the time of this year's world cup, again masterminded attacks on world cup supporters inkenya. he was taking the war into kenya and against the country because of that country's perceived
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support for peacekeeping operations in somalia. >> karl pen haul joining us live. we appreciate your reporting. an unexpected landing in iran. why iranian authorities ordered a plane carrying u.s. military contractors to divert from its flight path straight ahead. they're irresistabowl... completely unbelievabowl... totally delectabowl. real silky smooth or creamy broths. everything she's been waiting for. carefully crafted with real seafood, real veggies, and never any by-products or fillers. wow! being a cat just got more enjoyabowl. fancy feast broths. wow served daily.
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the united states is
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assisting jamaica in is search for a small plane to believed to have crashed off the east coast. an oil slick has been spotted. the aircraft went down hours after the pilot's last radio contact with air traffic controllers. it was traveling from new york to naples, florida. the u.s. fighter jets tracking the plane saw the pilot slumped over and the windows frosted. larry grazer and his wife jane were on board. relatives say they were headed toward their vacation home. a charter plane carrying american military contractors has arrived in dubai after making a forced landing in iran. u.s. officials say iranian forces ordered that plane down due to an outof day flight plan. we go now to our correspondent with the very latest on this. >> let's give you what we know
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here, the very latest in the last hour. we do know, as you suggest here, this is a fly dubai chartered flight, originally intended to go to terminal two at dubai international airport. i'm told by a spokesperson that in fact the flight landed just over ten hours ago. but as you can see here, it was diverted to ban car abbas. apparently the flight left light which made the flight plan dated. and when it crossed over iranian air space, air traffic control in iran asked it to turn back to afghanistan. the pilot responded it didn't have enough fuel to go back to afghanistan. i've heard from the official statement. it's a brief one. but the carrier suggested that the charter flight was diverted
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and landed in dubai. the cause for the diversion is being examined. i pressed the spokesperson over the last hour and she suggested at no point were the crew or passengers held by iran. we know it was a boeing 737 carrying 140 passengers, of that total 100 were american military contractors. and as i suggested before, it was bu cattic issues that stood in the way and they asked the flight to turn back to afghanistan and then it was suggested that they should land. there was no search of the plane. and according to original reports that came out, there were fighter jet that decided to escort this plane down. the u.s. state department was quick to say that was not accurate. the flight was asked to land. it was done so. held for a few hours and then led on to dubai's terminal airport where it landed. >> so, john, between iran an the united states, it really appears that both countries really seem
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to be playing this down. >> yes. it's unusual. in fact in the past you would see the iranian press reports kind of make a fer very of such an incident like this. both the foreign news agency and prez tv, for example, played it extremely straight, in fact quoting the u.s. state department official and no one from the iranian government suggesting, as i told you here what happened to the flight. i think u eats wort adding it comes at a sensitive time. but iran and the united states over the last week have suggested they have a common enemy in isis right now because of its entry into northern iraq. at the same time, and as you know, there are sanctions on the iranian economies causing a great deal of pain and there are ongoing discussions between the p5+1 which includes the united states and i ran about its nuclear development program. those talks are scheduled to
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restart this month. we don't want an incident like this derailing any sort of light at the end of the tunnel that's appeared over the last year. >> we appreciate your reporting there. in pakistan and understood ya, severe monsoon flooding has killed dozen os f people open left many others in need of rescue. our meteorologist is at the cnn weather center with the latest on this. >> a dangerous situation going on right now as a result of the heavy rains. you have to add the situation that we have with the mountains, see the flow coming in from the south? well that air is going to get lifted by the mountains so we're going the squeeze more moisture out of the atmosphere. and then it falls ons mpts and that water comes crashing down on to the villages. take a look at the scene in pakistan. it's been incredible and still ongoing. it's been very difficult to reach these villagers was of what you're seeing on your
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screen there, all of that water rushing down. helicopter rescues under way. hundreds of theme have been air lifted, plucked out of homes. some people on top of their roof tops and so marooned, completely surrounded by water that shouldn't be there and is going to be there for some time because we're going to continue to rain on top of the aim areas. keep in mind, 110 millimeters monthly average, the entire month of september, we've already received 300 millimeters of water in just 24 hours. incredible rains as well in pakistan. 11 inches have fallen there. the thunderstorms are bubbling up. it's afternoon time here so we're going to continue to see more heavy rain on the way for the next couple of days. the rescue efforts are going to be hampered by the water. 195 there as far as the rainfall in thailand, there's been an
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issue as well. and another system is going to begin to move in. this one is organized or getting organized. we have two cyclone formation alerts, this one heading into southeastern asia and this one that's already impacting with with japan. this one is going to make a dangerously close pass as it intensifies significantly across the southern cote of japan. we're going to watch this one closely as it will likely become a typhoon. >> thank you so much, ivan. freed after three decades in prison for a crime they did not commit. two brothers walk free. one says he has no anger. their remarkable story next. and not enough time in my kitchen. [ female announcer ] need to hire fast? go to ziprecruiter.com and post your job to over 30 of the web's leading job boards with a single click; then simply select the best candidates from one easy to review list. you put up one post and the next day you have all these candidates.
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zploo to 0 u viewers around the united states and around the world, i'm george howell. here's a look at the head lains we're following this hour on cnn. nato leaders including president barack obama are saying they're forming a unit to combat the militants in syria. the goal is to dismantle and destroy the jihadist organization. the airline that had a chartered flight ordered to land in iran is examining the cause of the diversion. u.s. officials said they were told to land due to an out of date flight plan. 140 passengers were on board the flight, including 100 americans. a fragile cease half fire appears to be holding at this hour. the truce went into effect at 6:00 p.m. local time friday. artillery friar and explosions continued right up to the last minute. it is just past noon in
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ukraine and we want to take you live to the region to get an update on the very latest on that cease-fire. our correspondent is in the coastal city of marra poll to tell us what's happening there. diana? >> reporter: george, it's quiet here, which is around a 40 kilometer strip. basically at 6:00 p.m. when the cease-fire was struck, the artillea artillery shelling stopped. we don't know yet whether the various forces on either side on the u skranian side you have the regular army, the national guard, all these volunteer battalions that have been brought in to help have drawn back from their positions. we have no reason to believe that they have. and of course the pro-russian rebels, whether they've withdrawn from their check points. there's been no talk of
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disengagement as such in this peace plan. but we haven't heard much of the meat of what the 12-point peace plan involved. but the fact that dwru have these heavily armed fighters on either side manning check points across this stretch of line and the entire area here, means that this fragile will be extremeextremely sorry, the cease-fire will be extremely fragile if one side puts a foot wrong that they. pick up where they left off with the fighting, george. >> we appreciate your reporting, there, diana. u.s. president barack obama has called on nato member to form a coalition to help destroy the threat from isis. the key national adviser to mr. obama says participating countries could serve in different roles depending on their capabilities. barbara starr has the story.
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>> as kurdish fighters battle, john kerry and chuck hagel work to build a coalition to ultimately defeat isis. but president obama drew the line at what the u.s. will not be doing. >> we will not be placing u.s. ground troops to try to control the areas that are part of the conflict inside syria. i don't think that's necessary for us to accomplish our goal. >> nations at the nato summit began forming what the u.s. hopes will be a coalition that could take on isis initially by providing training, weapons sales and support to iraqi forces, working to stop the foreign flow of fighters to isis, cutting their financing and funding, provide humanitarian relief and trying to delegitimize isis's brutal.
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the response has been too slow and there are more calls for greater involvement. >> i don't think any american wants to be involved with a syrian civil war but at some point we're going to have to in one way or another engage isil in their home base in syria. >> in president obama decides to strike in syria, one option being discussed, start with bombing isis weapons and troop positions just inside syria to keep isis from putting more combat power into iraq. defense secretary chuck hagel told cnn that it will take more than u.s. air strike to deal with isis. >> air strikes alone won't fulfill, accomplish what the mission is. this is why i go back to an earlier answer i gave on this is a larger dimension of many pieces.
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one is a functioning, credible inclusive iraqi government that's being formed now. coalition partners building coalitions in that area so everybody has a role. >> secretary of state john kerry now scheduled to travel to the middle east to talk to the allies about build up to coalition to fight isis. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> now following bash la ra's reporting, let's bring in our live guest, a terrorism expert and director of international security for the asia. you heard the plan that's being laid out by the u.s. president to support moderate sunni groups and to form a coalition of nations. but will that work in your opinion? >> well, the problem is that there needs to be cooperation on the ground with iraq's neighbors. so countries like iran, saudi arabia, turkey and then also
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some of the other nations that have played a role. now all of these groups have often competing interests, especially vis-a-vis iraq and syria. so can they all align? they do have a common cause which is to eliminate the isis threat. but then amongst that there are a number of disagreements as to what they want for the future and syria. in many ways a coalition of strange bed fellows beginning to emerge but still has enormous problems. another question has been raised about the united states trying to defeat russia with a coalition but at the same time not trying to back bashar al assad's regime. can you talk to us about that? >> it is deeply complex because there is a concern about engaging with bashar al assad. this is an individual who allowed the isis threat to grow
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in syria to under mine the secular. this is a man who has been accused of using chemical weapons against his own people. there is opposition to engage with assad and then also countries like saud da arabia are under pressure to stop supporting the islamic groups. but in return they do not want negotiations with assad. they want his removal, as does turkey. and even though the nato allies do not want to support assad, they are finding it increasingly harder now to avoid this issue because of the fact that you can't deal with isis just in iraq. it has to be also looked at into syria as well. >> you know, we see the united states taking a lead, as many have called for, some leadership in this situation. but many are also asking about arab countries and are they taking a leadership role in your
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opinion? >> well, we are seeing signs of some of the big countries in the region, such as saudi arabia and carter cutting down on support to the islamist groups, preventing their nationals from fighting with isis. but ultimately they also don't want countries like iran to gain an edge or strategic edge in iraq. because there is that traditional shia/sunni rivalry. already we're seeing that iran has its rev vugs force in iraq, especially in and around saddam hussein's own town. you're seeing a very strange relationship emerging where all of the u.s. and iran are not working direct directly. indirectly they're supporting groups. that makes the gulf arab nations
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a little on ease. >> we appreciate your insight on what certainly is a complicated situation. thank you. exonerated and set free. two brothers walk to freedom after 30 years behind bars. their story next as cnn continues. plus the autopsy reports are in on comedian joan rivers. why the state of new york is launching an investigation next. [ jennifer ] do you really have time for brown spots? [ female announcer ] aveeno® introduces new positively radiant targeted tone corrector. it helps reduce the look of stubborn brown spots in just two weeks. what are you waiting for? aveeno®. naturally beautiful results™. surprise! happy birthday! [western stand-off music playing]
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welcome back. this next story is about ten men in the united states who have been exonerated by a north carolina judge after spending three decades behind bars. the courts took a second look at their case. and now we see these men getting a second chance to catch up on life and the time that was taken away from them. >> stepping out into the world a free man after 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. henry mccollum did not show anger, did not seem bitter. his first message to the cameras. >> ain't no anger in my heart. you know, don't like what they done to me and my brother because they took 30 years away from us. but i don't hate them. >> an emotional reunion with family is just the beginning for this man, who has so much to catch up on. even the simple things like how to put on a seat belt.
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photo journalist on the scene shows him how. >> you got to pull it over like that and then pull it down like that and clip it into the belt buckle there. >> 50-year-old 50-year-old mccu brown spent half their lives in prison. both teenagers in '83 when arrested for the rape and killing of 11-year-old sabrina buie. but 30 years later, they discover inconsistencies in their confessions, raising the possibility that the two may have been coerced by investigators. they also determined dna evidence from the crime could not be traced to either of the men. instead the commission concludes that the evidence on cans and cigarette butts matches the dna of a convicted rain uist and
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murderer who lived less than 100 yards from where the victim was found. >> we're praying for the buie family. we're so glad that justice was served and the truth finally came forward. we're going to go on about our lives. >> released from his life sentence, this photo captures leon brown's first steps outside the prison walls. their father never gave up hope. >> we waited years and years, kept the faith, waited on god to make the move. he made the move. >> three decades in prison, two men finally free and not looking back. >> so dna was certainly key in this story. as those tests become more common, many more innocent people are gaining their freedom. according to the innocence project, 317 people in the united states have been exonerated because of dna testing. those exonerations were one in 38 states and washington. of those 18 people have been
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sentenced to death before dna proved their innocence. on average dna exonerees serve 13 years in prison before they were released. the new york state health department is investigating the clinic where comedian joan rivers suffered cardiac arrest last week. medical expert say that an autopsy has been completed but more studies are needed to determine the cause and manner of rivers' death. >> do you understand that you would have something to talk about for the rest of your life? >> joan rivers joking about her own death during her last show. >> i am 81 years old. i could die at any second. >> now multiple investigations into that very issue. an intense spotlight on what transpired at yorkville endoscopy. >> she was having a procedure. >> didn't seem concerned or anything? >> not at all. >> jay reddick had dinner with rivers the night before he went
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for an early morning and what should have been routine procedure. >> if a patient was going to yorkville endoscopy which you're familiar with, would it be for really anything other than a digestive issue? >> what they advertise and they're well known for, and i've sent many patient to them is for upper and lower endoscopy. >> anything from acid reflux to ulcers? >> correct. >> a patient would typically have been sedated likely with propofol. >> you call this a twilight. >> correct. >> not fully under. >> twilight anesthesia, you're not so deep that you need to have our breathing controlled for you. >> a camera connected to a tube and inserted into the esophagus. tommy wright had an endos xi done at yorkville last year. >> this looks like you're in a hospital at a professional
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setting. that reassured me at the time that there wouldn't be any issues. >> 10 million upper endoscopies are done in the u.s. each year. still anytime sedation is involved, there is a risk. >> you can have smus will with the heart, have a hart attack, have the heart rhythm not working well or you could have problems breathing. >> the new york state department of het health has opened investigations into the yorkville endoscopy and rivers death. cause of death is still unknown. yorkville opened in 2013, saying there vz been no complaints regarding this facility. the clinic has not responded from calls from cnn for comment. >> this is the scene outside rivers' upstate apartment. people coming by to leave powers. i've never seen the orchids and roses that they're leaving here,
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a fitting tribute. the autopsy results, we expect the toxicology back for them in the days, perhaps weeks ahead. cnn new york. the news continues on cnn. drought stricken california is now ablaze once again. how the latest wildfire is threatening land near a national park. plus, the tech savvy makes an appearance on chat. hear what the hope told kids around the world.
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some dramatic pictures out of california where firefighters are working to tame an out-of-control wildfire near the yosemite national park. so far flames are charred more than 120 acre pps at least 700 homes have been evacuated. at this point the blaze is 0% contained. a mandatory evacuation is in place for western oregon where a wildfire has burned more than 40 acres. a major hurricane may bring flooding rains to the united states. ivanka brar ra is at the cnn weather center to explain. >> we can't get the rain where we need it, over the fire. the moisture is not going the make it into northern clrch but it will make it to areas where it can't handle too much ra rain. 195 kilometer winds, a major
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hurricane. the dangerous winds are no many year the shore and they will never make it there because it is going to weaken. but it did rapidly intensify from a cat 1 hurricane. there are the warnings across baja. not as populated. we don't have a dense population here. so that's certainly good news. most of it down to cabo san lucas. there it is. that's the final trek of this hurricane which will eventually be downgraded to tropical dregs. you see all of the tropical moisture that's going to get pulled in and that's what we're concerned about. and that is why we have the flash flood watches that are in effect. this would not be the case in places like florida. but here it is the desert and the moisture absorption is not going to be there. so the rain is going to fall and it is going to be flowing fast
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here. so we have to watch this very closely for southern nevada into southern california, the desert there and also into new mexico and arizona will likely see those watches as well. severe weather rolling through the midwestern u.s. yesterday, they rolled through 300 plus thousand people without power, 1,000 power lines down in michigan and numerous hail reports as well. that line will refire along that front that continues heading to the east. and so today the threat extends from maine all the way down into new york. so this area here will likely see a nasty line of thunderstorms that will develop later this afternoon. that includes new york, hartford, boston, heading up into portland. we'll watch that closely, again the potential for severe winds and power outages as well. the rest of the u.s. behind that front has turned cooler and much drier and quieter here. we have rain in the southwest. of course that in situation with norbert which we'll continue to
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follow here on cnn. george. >> ivan, thank you so much. pope francis is again proving him to be a pontiff for modern times. he hosted a web chat for school children an the world. a 20-minute conversation in a google hangout. >> it's the one in a lifetime kind of opportunity. >> good day from australia. >> teenagers from five continents speaking directly with pope front sis through a google chat. the students from turkey, south africa and el salvador heard advice from the leader of the roman church speaking in his native spanish. >> translator: in life you can do either one of two opposite things. you can build bridges or walls. walls separate and divide. bridges get people closer. >> a student from is stan bull
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reflected on piece. >> people contain different religions and ethnic groups must learn how to live in peace. >> for dozens of students, the video chat with the pope was cause for celebration. for a brief moment the spotlight was on a community near the capital plagued by gang violence and poverty. >> translator: be ware of gangs because in the same way that there are bridges that unite you, there are also links that can destroy you. be alert. there are groups that seek destruction, that seek war, that don't know how to be team players. >> there were also funny moments during the 20-minute video chat.
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a student from south africa told the pope, not to get nervous as he was about to ask a few questions. the video chat was part of an education program launched by the vatican to help students around the world focus on their development through technology, arts and sports. to a question about what young people should expect from the future, the pope says he doesn't have a crystal ball. the future, he said, is in your heart, in your mind and in your hands. cnn atlanta. and that wraps up our continuing coverage on cnn. thanks for joining. i'm george howell. i'll have your top headlines with viewers around the world. and for those of you in the united states, cnn "new day" is next. [ jennifer ] do you really have time for brown spots?
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well, good morning. i know the morning time is all so early, and i'm thinking 6:00 a.m. if you're on the west coast, you're a night owl. >> this is the middle of the night. >> i'm christi paul. >> i'm martin savidge. it is 6:00 in the morning. and this is "new day saturday." great to be with you. >> so good to have you here. >> thank you very much. >> of course, of course. >> let's get going. we're going to begin, unfortunately, with what is sad news. a search at sea. it's under way right now for a single engine aircraft lost in the caribbean. after its pilot stopped responding to air traffic controllers. >> efforts to contact the small plane for more than four hours friday really turned into an international incident at the end of the day. u.s. fighter jets were dispatched.
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